Analytical Tools

Area reports
If you want to find out what biologically related data is within a defined area, then area reports in the Spatial Portal can deliver.  An area can be de...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:38 AM
Compare points
This simple tool lets you interactively examine the environmental values at two or more points.  You click on two or more points on the map and then cli...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:42 AM
What is sampling?
The term ‘sampling’ comes from the use of the locations of species records to sample the values of any of the environmental and contextual layers available ...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:45 AM
What is filtering?
Filtering is subsetting the Atlas occurrence record data using the facets (attributes of records that are indexed in our database) available via ‘Add to map...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:48 AM
What is a scatterplot?
A scatterplot is an X-Y graph of the sampled values of a pair of environmental variables from a set of species (or genus etc.) locations.  Each point on...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:51 AM
Compare areas
This is the area equivalent to compare points. You select or generate two areas and either a taxa, a lifeform or a species list on which to base the compari...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:41 AM
What is the use of ‘Points to Grid’?
The occurrence records in the Atlas are points.  Admitted, the accuracy of the location can often mean that the species was seen within a defined area, ...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:53 AM
Generating Points
Why would you want to generate point in the Spatial Portal?  We had a number of users ask us if it was possible to get an average of environmental condi...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:54 AM
What is Prediction?
If you want to find out where a species could occur, you need to use the environment at known species locations. Once you know what environment a species p...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 10:59 AM